Anita Mui

Anita Mui

  • Name: Anita Mui
  • Native name: 梅艷芳
  • Also Known as: Madonna of Asia, Mei Yan Fang, 何加男, 梅艳芳, Mui Yim-fong, Mui Yim Fong
  • Nationality: Hong Konger
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: October 10, 1963
  • Died: December 30, 2003
With a career that began in her early childhood, Anita Mui Yim Fong was a Hong Kong singer and actress making major contributions to the Cantopop music scene and receiving numerous awards and honors. She remained an idol throughout her career, and is regarded as a Cantopop diva. She was dubbed as the "daughter of Hong Kong" and is considered one of the most iconic Cantopop singers. After winning a singing contest in 1982, her life in the limelight began. In the early stages of her career her image was a little bit tomboy-ish and sexy (which was the reason she was called the "Madonna of Hong Kong"), and some of her songs were considered too risqué, with one of them, "Bad Girl", actually being banned from airplay due to its suggestive content. She started her acting career at about the same time, often starring with Anthony Chan, including Huai nu hai (1986) and Yi qi liang fu (1988). Other acting partners included Jackie Chan and Leslie Cheung. Both her singing and acting careers were a success. She won an enormous number of "Best Female Singer" and "Most Popular Female Singer" awards in the 1980s, and her acting career's climax was winning "Best Actress" awards (Golden Horse Award and the inaugural Golden Dragon Awards in Taiwan, Hong Kong Film Award, and the Pan-Asia Pacific Film Festival) in 1987 for Stanley Kwan's "Rouge" Yin ji kau (1988). In the early 1990s she announced her "half" retirement from the singing industry. However, by popular demand, she continued to record albums and to act in movies, and by 1994, she engineered a full comeback to great critical and popular acclaim.

On 5 September 2003, Mui publicly announced that she had cervical cancer, from which her sister had also died.

The actress eventually succumbed to cervical cancer and died of respiratory complications leading to lung failure at Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital on December 30th, 2003 at 2:50am Hong Kong Time, she was 40 years old. Anita Mui was cremated and her ashes are interred at the Po Lin Monastery's mausoleum on Lantau Island.

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Year Title Type Rating
2021 Anita
Movie
8.0
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
1992 The Modern Love Story
Hong Kong Drama, 1992, 20 eps
(Ep. 3, 7) (Main Role)
20
(Ep. 3, 7)
Main Role
6.9
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2019 Dearest Anita
Hong Kong Movie, 2019,
[Herself - archive footage] (Guest Role)
[Herself - archive footage]
Guest Role
6.2
2002 July Rhapsody
Hong Kong Movie, 2002,
Lam Man-Ching (Main Role)
Main Role
7.1
2001 Dance of a Dream
Hong Kong Movie, 2001,
Tina Cheung (Support Role)
Tina Cheung
Support Role
7.6
2001 Zhong Wu Yen
Hong Kong Movie, 2001,
Main Role
7.8
1997 Eighteen Springs
Hong Kong Movie, 1997,
Gu Man Lu (Main Role)
Gu Man Lu
Main Role
7.2
1996 Who's the Woman, Who's the Man
Hong Kong Movie, 1996,
Yim Mui (Main Role)
Main Role
7.1
1995 My Father Is a Hero
Hong Kong Movie, 1995,
Inspector Fong (Main Role)
Inspector Fong
Main Role
7.7
1995 Rumble in the Bronx
Hong Kong Movie, 1995,
Elaine (Main Role)
Main Role
7.7
1994 Drunken Master 2
Hong Kong Movie, 1994,
Ling (Support Role)
Ling
Support Role
7.8
1993 Executioners
Hong Kong Movie, 1993,
Main Role
6.9
1993 The Magic Crane
Hong Kong Movie, 1993,
Pak Wan Fai (Main Role)
Pak Wan Fai
Main Role
6.9
1993 The Mad Monk
Hong Kong Movie, 1993,
Guan Yin / [Goddess of Mercy] (Guest Role)
Guan Yin / [Goddess of Mercy]
Guest Role
7.1
1993 Fight Back to School 3
Hong Kong Movie, 1993,
Judy Tong Wong (Main Role)
Main Role
7.5
1993 The Heroic Trio
Hong Kong Movie, 1993,
Tung / "The Wonder Woman" (Main Role)
Tung / "The Wonder Woman"
Main Role
7.4
1992 Moon Warriors
Hong Kong Movie, 1992,
Yuet / Princess Moony (Support Role)
Yuet / Princess Moony
Support Role
7.4
1992 Justice, My Foot!
Hong Kong Movie, 1992,
Mrs. Sung (Main Role)
Main Role
7.3
1991 Saviour of the Soul 1
Hong Kong Movie, 1991,
Main Role
7.1
1991 The Banquet
Hong Kong Movie, 1991,
[Herself] (Guest Role)
[Herself]
Guest Role
7.2
1991 Au Revoir, Mon Amour
Hong Kong Movie, 1991,
Ng Mui Yi (Main Role)
Ng Mui Yi
Main Role
8.0
1991 The Top Bet
Hong Kong Movie, 1991,
Mai (Main Role)
Mai
Main Role
7.2
1990 The Last Princess of Manchuria
Hong Kong Movie, 1990,
Kawashima Yoshiko (Main Role)
Kawashima Yoshiko
Main Role
7.8
1990 Shanghai Shanghai
Hong Kong Movie, 1990,
Mary Sung Ka Pei (Support Role)
Mary Sung Ka Pei
Support Role
6.0
1990 The Fortune Code
Hong Kong Movie, 1990,
Jone (Main Role)
Jone
Main Role
7.9
1989 A Better Tomorrow 3: Love and Death in Saigon
Hong Kong Movie, 1989,
Chow Ying Kit (Main Role)
Main Role
7.3
1989 Mr. Canton and Lady Rose
Hong Kong Movie, 1989,
Yang Lu Ming (Main Role)
Main Role
7.5
1988 Three Wishes
Hong Kong Movie, 1988,
Mui Choi Fa / "Fenny" (Main Role)
Mui Choi Fa / "Fenny"
Main Role
6.1
1988 The Greatest Lover
Hong Kong Movie, 1988,
Anita (Main Role)
Anita
Main Role
7.4
1988 One Husband Too Many
Hong Kong Movie, 1988,
(Support Role)
Support Role
6.0
1988 Rouge
Hong Kong Movie, 1988,
Fleur (Main Role)
Main Role
7.7
1987 Trouble Couples
Hong Kong Movie, 1987,
Mui Dai Hoeng (Main Role)
Mui Dai Hoeng
Main Role
0.0
1987 The Happy Bigamist
Hong Kong Movie, 1987,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1987 Scared Stiff
Hong Kong Movie, 1987,
May / Mui (Support Role)
May / Mui
Support Role
7.0
1986 Last Song in Paris
Hong Kong Movie, 1986,
Anita Chow (Main Role)
Anita Chow
Main Role
5.9
1986 Happy Din Don
Hong Kong Movie, 1986,
[Club singer] (Guest Role)
[Club singer]
Guest Role
0.0
1986 Why, Why, Tell Me Why!
Hong Kong Movie, 1986,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
1986 100 Ways to Murder Your Wife
Hong Kong Movie, 1986,
(Main Role)
Main Role
6.6
1985 Young Cops
Hong Kong Movie, 1985,
Wan Yau Ying (Main Role)
Main Role
9.0
1985 Lucky Diamond
Hong Kong Movie, 1985,
Ji (Main Role)
Ji
Main Role
0.0
1985 The Musical Singer
Hong Kong Movie, 1985,
Jannie Fong (Main Role)
Jannie Fong
Main Role
0.0
1984 Behind the Yellow Line
Hong Kong Movie, 1984,
Anita (Support Role)
Anita
Support Role
6.9
1983 Mad Mad 83
Hong Kong Movie, 1983,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1983 The Sensational Pair
Hong Kong Movie, 1983,
Mui Yim Fong (Guest Role)
Mui Yim Fong
Guest Role
0.0
Special
Year Title # Role Rating
2000 From Ashes to Ashes
Hong Kong Special, 2000, 1 eps
Gladys (Main Role)
1
Gladys
Main Role
0.0
1999 Left Right Love Destiny
Hong Kong Special, 1999, 1 eps
(Support Role)
1
Support Role
0.0
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Anita Mui

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  • First Name: Anita
  • Family Name: Mui
  • Native name: 梅艷芳
  • Also Known as: Madonna of Asia, Mei Yan Fang, 何加男, 梅艳芳, Mui Yim-fong, Mui Yim Fong
  • Nationality: Hong Konger
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: October 10, 1963
  • Died: December 30, 2003

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